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The plural forms of knife, wife, leaf are knives, wives and leaves.
However, the plural forms of reef, chief and grief are reefs, chiefs and griefs.
Do you have any rules about making plural forms? How come the plural forms are different?

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  1. There’s really no explanation for these. You just have to learn which is correct for each noun. Use a good dictionary to check and double-check.

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